ASDC Annual Conclave emphasises on building a skilling ecosystem

Speakers and participants at the Annual Conclave of the Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC), the first Sector Skill Council of India, urged upon the need to reinvent people, places, and practices to embrace...

Vitesco Technologies inaugurates new Rs 240 cr Talegaon facility in Pune

Vitesco Technologies India Pvt Ltd, part of the Euros 8.3 billion Vitesco Technologies Group based in Regensburg, Germany and a leading international manufacturer of modern drive technologies and electrification sol...

Ralf Speth admitted as Fellow of The Royal Society

Professor Sir Ralf Speth, Chairman of TVS Motor Company has been admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society. A celebratory occasion, the New Fellow Admissions Day ceremony for those elected in 2020 occurred on June 2...

Yadvinder Singh Guleria is Chief Commercial Officer of Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield has announced the appointment of Yadvinder Singh Guleria as the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

Two wheeler retail sales take a hit in May 2022, says FADA

Retail sales of two wheelers, primarily comprising of IC engine powered vehicles, slumped in the month of May 2022 as compared to May 2019.

MSTI: Where a scrapped vehicle is laid to rest and recycled

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd (MSIL), the largest car makers in the country is now into the crushing business. Maruti Suzuki Toyotsu India Private Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between Maruti Suzuki India Limited and T...

Yamaha Motor invests in Malbork, an EV service provider

Yamaha Motor Moto Business Service India (MBSI) announced its entry into the EV segment for 4 - wheeler asset management services by partnering with Malbork, a Bangalore based all electric sustainable energy powered...

Neelanjan Banerjee new Global Head, Lubricant Additives Business, Lanxess

Neelanjan Banerjee will be taking over as the new Global Head of the Business Unit Lubricants Additives at Lanxess Corporation, USA effective July 1, 2022 after a brief work-in period.

Emkay sees 67% revenue growth for Tata Motors passenger vehicles

As per a research report released by Emkay Global Financial Services the overall revenue growth for companies (ex-Tata Motors) under coverage to remain flat YoY in Q3FY22, as volume growth was affected by temporary ...

Two-wheeler retail sales slide 20pc in December 2021: FADA

The Indian two-wheeler industry took a severe beating in domestic sales in the month of December 2021 as compared to December 2020 for a plethora of reasons that included high cost of ownership, bad rural sentiment,...

Semi conductor shortage puts spoke in car sales wheel in December 2021

With semi-conductor shortage continuing to play spoil-sport, passenger vehicle sales, in spite of huge bookings in December, closed in the red. Dealers, however, saw slight ease in vehicle supply thus giving some ho...

BMW Group hands over one-millionth electrified vehicle

Even as India gets ready to buy the premium electric car from BMW, the BMW iX that will be launched in the coming days in the country, globally there is reason for BMW to celebrate. BMW Group celebrated the delivery...

Royal Enfield Thailand CKD unit commences operations

Royal Enfield announced commencement of operations of its exclusive local assembly unit and CKD facility in Thailand, one of the world’s largest automobile manufacturing hubs. Set up in partnership with GPX, this an...

Tech rich cars hit by semi conductor shortage; worst festive sales in decade: FADA

The rich and the well off in India want their tech-savvy cars, but there’s a huge slump in supply because of the paucity of semi conductors. Those at the lower income bracket, who are keen to buy cars, feel they rat...

Detel EV partners with Electric One to strengthen its offline presence

SG Corporate Mobility, the makers of Detel electric bike Detel Easy Plus has joined hands with Electric One, India’s first multi-brand platform offering 2 and 3 wheelers electric vehicles. This tie-up will help Dete...

DETEL STORY: Phones, televisions & now an electric 2 wheeler for masses

Dr Yogesh Bhatia, CEO & Managing Director of SG Corporate Mobility Pvt.Ltd is someone who has been fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the masses. From being a seller of SIM cards, branded mobile phones and ele...

Pierer Group, Bajaj Auto sign contracts to simplify shareholding structure

As announced on July 26, 2021, the Bajaj Group and the Austrian Pierer Group have simplified the shareholding structure in the operating KTM AG. Bajaj Auto Ltd. and its subsidiary Bajaj Auto International Holdings B...

Bajaj Auto to gain post simplified equity structure in Pierer Mobility

Bajaj Auto’s clout in the global motorcycle market, both in the conventional IC engine space as well as the electric two wheeler space, will increase considerably once the proposed simplified equity structure in the...

INTERVIEW WITH UDAY NARANG Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility

In an exclusive interview, Uday Narang, Chairman, Anglian Omega Group & Omega Seiki Mobility talks about his company plans to enter the two and four wheeler electric vehicle space.

Hindustan Motors, Hind Motor Railway Station and the iconic Ambassador

Can you recall any Indian automobile manufacturer that has a railway station named after it? Yes, the iconic Hindustan Motors Ltd. (HML) has one named after it and it goes by the name of “Hind Motor” railway station...

Pratap Bose lead Mahindra new Global Design Organisation

Mahindra Group has announced the appointment of Pratap Bose, a former senior employee of Tata Motors, as the Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer to lead its newly formed Global Design organisation.

Bloodbath in Auto Industry for May 2021, reveals FADA retail data

The retail sales of automobiles plunged for the month of May 2021 with sales falling by as much as (-) 55 per cent on month on month (MoM) basis. The industry witnessed a bloodbath, claimed the Federation of Automob...

First 100 BYD Tang SUVs set sail for Norway

BYD, the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturer, and one of the first to produce one million electric passenger cars globally, has shipped the first 100 European-specification BYD Tang SUVs for custom...

Donations, service extensions, plant shut downs in auto industry

Plant shutdowns, donations and service extensions are being increasingly witnessed in the Indian auto industry.

Fiscal 2020-21, April 2021 vehicle registrations down (-) 38pc, (-) 28 pc: FADA

For the financial year 2020-21, the total vehicle registrations in the country were down by (-) 30%. This figure is incidentally even below the fiscal 2012-13 level, thus making it the lowest in the last eight years...

Jagdish Khattar, his final re-inCARNATION

A couple of days after Jagdish Khattar died on April 26, 2021, India’s leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki released half page obituaries in the country’s leading newspapers.

Ralf Speth is TVS Motor Company Director, will succeed Venu Srinivasan as Chairman

TVS Motor Company has announced the appointment of global automotive industry icon Prof Sir Ralf Speth to its Board of Directors. The company further announced the appointment of Kuok Meng Xiong as an Independent D...

Ampere Electric plans Rs 700 cr investment for EV manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu

Two years after its first acquisition in e-mobility, Ampere Electric, the wholly owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton Ltd, announced phased investment potential of Rs 700 crore over 10 years to set u...

Tata Motors, Hyundai, Kia, MG among gainers in Jan 2021 domestic car sales

While a majority of Indian passenger car companies saw a fall in domestic car sales in January 2021 as compared to the corresponding period last year, a few companies like Tata Motors, Hyundai Motor India, Kia Motor...

Royal Enfield, Yamaha, BMW buck failing 2w sales in Jan 2021

Barring companies like Royal Enfield, India Yamaha and BMW India, almost all two wheeler manufacturers in India registered a slump in sales in January 2021 as compared to January 2020. The growth for several compan...

UNION BUDGET 2021-22 & INDIAN AUTO INDUSTRY

The Union Budget 2021-22 presented by Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister of Finance may have got a standing ovation from the punters of the Indian stock market, but for the Indian auto industry, the direct benefits ...

Royal Enfield forays into Japan with first standalone, flagship store in Tokyo

Royal Enfield, manufacturers of mid-size motorcycles (250 cc - 750cc), has announced the launch of its first standalone, flagship Store in Tokyo, commencing its operations in Japan. Located in Suginami-Tokyo, the ne...

ICAT event stresses on new tyre technologies, including airless tyres

Various kinds of modern technologies as well as policies relating to tyres were discussed threadbare at the 4th edition of International Symposium on Automotive Tyre Technology organised by the International Centre ...

FADA registration data reveals 11pc YOY growth in Dec 2020

The Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) released the monthly vehicle registration data for the month of December 2020. The December registrations for the first time in FY20-21 witnessed positive gro...

Interview with KN Gupta, Joint MD, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd)

KN GUPTA, Joint Managing Director, Maclite (Super Nova Autolite Pvt Ltd) & MD, SKNG Business Solutions Pvt Ltd reveals in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan, that the auto industry in India is toda...

CV Raman of Maruti Suzuki answers 23 critical questions for car owners

23 Questions every car owner should be able to answer Interview with CV Raman, Sr. Executive Director, Engineering, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. Raman san answers 23 critical question for car owners.

CV Raman of Maruti Suzuki answers 23 critical questions - Sr. Executive Director, Engineering, MSIL

23 Questions every car owner should be able to answer

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Polaris Sportsman 570 tractor - First Drive

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Tata Motors, Bridgestone, Hyundai, Okinawa, Nissan, JK Tyre reopen plants

In this latest round of resumption of plant operations and other activities, Indian auto companies in the news include Tata Motors, Honda Cars India, Bridgestone India, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Hero MotoCorp, Hyundai...

BMW, Mercedes-Benz, TVS, Royal Enfield, VECV, others resume production

Indian auto companies that were forced to shut their plants in the wake of the lockdown that followed the precautions against covid-19 pandemic have now started their local production at their respective plants acro...

Zero domestic sales for auto majors; Bajaj Auto, Hyundai largest exporters in April 2020

As was expected, the Indian automobile manufacturers recorded zero sales in the domestic market, while a few managed to record a handful of exports during the lockdown period of April 2020 as a result of the ongoing...

ZERO DARK APRIL 2020: Indian Auto Industry staring at Rs 92000 crore loss for 40-day lockdown

If one were to calculate by what SIAM has to say wherein each day of plant closure will trigger a loss of more than Rs 2300 crore in turnover for auto OEMS and component manufacturers, then what we are looking at i...

BMW Group India CEO Rudratej Singh (46) passes away

Rudratej Singh (46), President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group India passed away on April 20, 2020. The cause behind the sudden and unexpected demise is yet to be ascertained, the company said in a press rele...

COVID-19 PANDEMIC: Indian auto industry puts best foot forward

In spite of the fact that the Indian auto industry will be incurring a loss of approximately Rs 50,000 crore in turnover for the 21-day plant shutdown as a result of the countrywide lockdown due to the ongoing coron...

Royal Enfield sales dips (-) 41 per cent: fiscal sales down 16pc at 695947 units

Royal Enfield posted sales (both domestic and exports) of 35,814 motorcycles in the month of March 2020, against the sales of 60,831 motorcycles for the same month last year, thereby registering a minus (-) 41 per c...

M&M, Maruti Suzuki, Krishna Maruti, Bharat Seats gear up to make ventilators, masks

Unmindful of the huge losses that the auto industry is incurring because plant shutdowns as a result of the country-wide lockdown in the midst of coronavirus or covid-19 fears, several auto companies and auto compon...

Indian auto industry stares at Rs 48,300 crore loss for 21 days closure of plants

The auto industry will be very adversely impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The shutting down of plants temporarily by all auto OEMs and component manufacturers across the country will trigger a loss of more t...

Auto Industry hit by coronavirus fears, as companies worldwide halt production

The global auto industry is in a recession, while the Indian auto industry has been bombarded with woes of its own. And to make matters worse for everybody, the coronavirus fears have now forced several companies to...

NEI aims investment of Rs  100 crores; launches needle bearing

National Engineering Industries Ltd (NEI), part of the CK Birla Group, launched ‘needle bearing’ as a part of its comprehensive range of bearings at Auto Expo Components 2020 in New Delhi.

Naveen Munjal - Managing Director, Hero Electric

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India meets up with Naveen Munjal, MD, Hero Electric and asks him about his company's journey in the electric vehicle space. Munjal talks about his company, his products, his plans and...

Mercedes-Benz Lab1886 supports Rolls-Royce Power Systems

Lab1886, the innovation unit for business models within Mercedes-Benz AG, is now supporting drive and energy system provider Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG in a pilot project in the field of stationary energy supply s...

Royal Enfield July 2019 domestic sales drop by 27pc

Royal Enfield posted sales of 54185 motorcycles in the month of July 2019, against the sales of 69063 motorcycles for the same month last year. This resulted in a drop of 21.54pc. In the domestic market the sales f...

Eicher Pro 2049 & Pro 2095XP Truck Review  | Track Review at Pithampur | Motown India - First Drive

The Eicher Pro 2049 and the Pro 2095XP are the latest of th...

Ayyushman Mehta - Managing Director, Mavox Helmets, Sandhar Amkin Indutries Pvt. Ltd.

Sandhar Amkin Industries Pvt Ltd is the latest entrant in t...

200 units of Tata Hexa for Bangladesh Army

Tata Motors has won an order for supplying over 200 units of the Tata Hexa four-wheel drive SUV in Bangladesh. The company has won this prestigious order from Bangladesh Army.

Rudratej Singh appointed President & CEO, BMW Group India.

Rudratej Singh has been appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of BMW Group India effective 1 August 2019. Rudratej ‘Rudy’ Singh brings more than 25 years of experience and has held multiple leadersh...

Besides 18-year low, every passenger vehicle player registers negative growth in May 2019

While the month of May 2019 registered an 18-year low in terms of domestic sales for passenger vehicles (PV), the disturbing factor is that each and every of the 17 PV player recorded a negative growth. Such is the ...

Kevin Flynn - President & MD, FCA India

Kevin Flynn, President & MD, FCA India in a conversatio...

M&M is ready with BS VI engines  - Special Feature

In a knowledge sharing session held in Mumbai recently, sen...

Flash Electronics files suit in U.S against Royal Enfield for patent infringement

Flash Electronics India Ltd, a leading electronic and electric auto components player has filed a law suit against Royal Enfield challenging patent infringement in the US regarding production of an important compone...

Roy Kurian joins Tork Motors as Head, Sales & Marketing

Tork Motors, India’s first electric motorcycle maker, has appointed former Yamaha India Senior Vice President Roy Kurian as head of Sales & Marketing, of its flagship product T6X. Roy will focus on introducing T6X t...

February 2019, a dismal month for Indian PV & 2-Wheeler manufacturers

The month of February 2019 has been a dismal month for automobile manufacturers, both four wheelers and two wheelers. According to the latest sales data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SI...

YVS Vijaykumar - CEO, Mahindra First Choice Services

YVS Vijaykumar, CEO, Mahindra First Choice Services (MFCS) ...

Roy Kurian leaves Yamaha Motor India to make a career change

Roy Kurian Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing has resigned from Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. with immediate effect. Roy Kurian has decided to pursue opportunities outside of Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd...

Eicher Pro 3016 AMT truck | Women too can handle it | English & Hindi - First Drive

Icat releases certification with high security features

International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) has launched a new ICAT certification with high security features. This is a first of its kind initiative taken by any automotive certification agency in India f...

John Deere completes 20 years in India | Motown India - Special Feature

On completing 20 years in India, John Deere, a world leader...

JOHN DEERE 3028EN TRACTOR | LAUNCH AND DRIVE | Motown India - Tractor Launch

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India visits the Pune tracto...

China’s SAIC Motor Corporation to leverage technology prowess to make cars in India

SAIC Motor Corporation, the biggest vehicle manufacturer in China, will soon be starting operations in India through MG Motor India, its fully owned subsidiary. SAIC, which has acquired a massive technological prowe...

Interview with Rajeev Chaba, President & MD,  MG Motor India

Just to give you a perspective of the company, SAIC sells almost 70 lakh cars per year and the Indian market is 30 lakhs per year. So this company is the market leader. They have got various brands and lots of platf...

Interview with Anuj Prasad, Founder & CEO, Desmania Design Pvt Ltd

We are the first ones to build an automotive design studio outside the OEMs. We launched the studio in 2010. It has been a one-of-a-kind studio in India which has a clay modeling facility, and has a facility to make...

Harley-Davidson succumbs to Indian curry, plans 250-500cc bikes for India

Iconic motorcycle manufacturer of the US and a favourite company of US President Donald Trump is beginning to appreciate the flavour of Indian curry. It has just announced its own recipe for the Indian palate wherei...

Vinod K Sahay - Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus /  Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra

Vinod K Sahay, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Truck & Bus /  Mahindra Construction Equipment Divisions, Mahindra & Mahindra tells Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan about the company's new product, t...

Abhishek Jain,  - Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, PPAP Automotive Ltd

Interview with Abhishek Jain, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, PPAP Automotive Ltd. Mr Jain tells Motown India Editor Roy P.Tharyan about his company's technology and the growth his company is hopeful ...

Oleksandr Danylenko & Yevgen Sokolniko - Top management of Boodmo.com

Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan interviews Ukrainian entrepreneurs - Oleksandr Danylenko (Co-Founder & Director of Operations and Finance) and. Yevgen Sokolnikov (CEO & Co-Founder) of Smart Parts Online P...

Markus Sternberg - Vice President, Aftersales, General Motors India

  Markus Sternberg, VP, Aftersales, GM India, in an interview with Motown India Editor Roy P. Tharyan talks about the various initiatives undertaken by General Motors India to take care of its customers in the ...

Royal Enfield announces Rs 800 crore for plant expansion in2018-19

Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-sized motorcycles, announced its planned capital expenditure of Rs 800 crore for the year 2018-19. The capex announced will include the commencement of construction of Phase-2...

Force Motors, Rolls Royce sign JV agreement for gen sets

Rolls-Royce Power Systems and Pune-based automobile manufacturer Force Motors have signed a joint venture agreement in which Force Motors will hold a 51% and Rolls-Royce Power Systems a 49% stake. The new joint vent...

Peter Schreyer - Chief Design Officer, Kia Motors

In an exclusive interview with Motown India Editor Roy P.Tharyan. the style guru of Kia Motors, Peter Schreyer talks about his new car envisaged  for India, the different things that influence his designing and...

Brembo launches two Bybre products for scooters, motorcycles

Brembo Brake India which is engaged in development, production and sales of disc brake systems for 2 wheelers with the Bybre brand has launched two new products for the scooter and motorcycle segment at the Auto Ex...

Interview with Ankit Khatry, co-founder, Emflux Motors

Interview with Ankit Khatry, Co-founder, Emflux Motors. The electric motorcycle will have a range of 200 km in city ride condition, can accelerate from 0 - 100 kmph in 3.0 Seconds and can achieve a top speed of 200 ...

Royal Enfield sales rises 16pc in December 2017 to 66,968 units

Royal Enfield, the makers of different kinds of motorcycles like the Continental GT, cruisers like the Thunderbird 350 and 500, a range of Classic and Bullet motorcycles and the Himalayan, has posted a strong sales ...

Jeetender Shrma - Managing Director, Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd

Roy P. Tharyan, Editor, Motown India interview the Founder & Managing Director of Okinawa Autotech Pvt Ltd at the launch of the Praise e-scooter in New Delhi.

Kinetic Engineering Limited records a 48% growth in Q2 revenues

Kinetic Engineering Limited, part of the Kinetic Group of Companies headed by Arun Firodia which transformed its business from two-wheelers to auto component systems since 2009, has in a board meeting held on Decemb...

Mahindras open new manufacturing facility in America’s Motown-Detroit

After several attempts to set its foot in the US of A, Mahindra & Mahindra has finally announced its presence in North America. Mahindra Automotive North America (MANA) opened a new North American HQ and manufacturi...

Todd C Morgan  - Sr. VP, Global Product Development, Varroc Lighting Systems, Czech Republic

Roy P. Tharyan catches up with Todd C. Morgan, Senior VP, Global Product Development, Varroc Lighting Systems, Czech Republic. Morgan talks about the new evolving technology in the automotive lighting segment, ...

Royal Enfield launches UK Technology Centre & unveils new engine

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, the global leader in mid-size motorcycle (250cc-750cc) segment, unveiled its first modern twin-cylinder engine at its new Technology Centre in Leicestershire, England. This new...

MG Motor takes over GM India’s Halol facility; To invest upwards of Rs 2,000 crore

The erstwhile car manufacturing plant of General Motors India in Halol, Gujarat was taken over by MG Motor, a UK based company. The Halol facility will now be the manufacturing plant for MG Motor. The company announ...

Force Motors ties up with Rolls Royce Power Systems

Leading commercial vehicle and engine manufacturer and Abhay Firodia controlled Force Motors has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Rolls Royce Power System AG (R-RPS) to form an Indian joint venture company...

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

Interview with Jose Villegas, Global Sales & Marketing Director, UM International, LLC

Royal Enfield 3rd manufacturing facility begins commercial production

Motorcycle manufacturer Royal Enfield has started commercial production from its new manufacturing facility at Vallam Vadagal near Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. Spread over 50 acres, the Vallam Vadagal plant will be...

Vimal Sumbly - Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India

Roy P.Tharyan, Editor, Motown India, in an interview with Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd at the launch of the Triumph all-new Street Scrambler at the Aamby Valley in Pune, Maharas...

Arun Malhotra - MD, Nissan Motor India

Arun Malhotra, MD, Nissan Motor India says his company is banking big time on the new redi-GO with the 1 litre engine. He speaks to Roy P Tharyan, Editor, Motown India

Ather Energy gearing up for production of smart e-scooter S340

Bengaluru based Ather Energy has announced that India’s first truly smart, electric scooter, the S340 will begin mass production in the coming months at its new factory in Whitefield Bengaluru. The company kick-star...

Roy Kurian promoted in Yamaha Motor India

Yamaha Motor India group of companies announced the promotion of three top personnel in India. Roy Kurian, Vice President, Sales & Marketing has been elevated to the capacity of Senior Vice President, Sales & Market...

Royal Enfield strengthens presence in Latin America

Fast growing motorcycle brand Royal Enfield has announced opening of its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in Brazil, the fourth biggest two wheeler market in the world. With Sao Paulo as its Braz...

Jeep Compass exceeds expectations, says Kevin Flynn of FCA India

"The car is phenomenal. It exceeds our expectations and it will really appeal to the Indian consumer and the real credibility is that we shall be exporting it to very developed markets across the globe," said Kevi...




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